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worcestershire freemasons rowing at the regatta

Freemasons rowing to raise funds for Worcestershire 2022 Festival

The 2022 Charity Regatta and Fun Day took place at Worcester Pitchcroft and at Worcester Rowing Club, with life music, street food, classic vehicles on show with cars, motorcycles and others.

An Oxford versus Cambridge alumni race opened the regatta, with the Provincial Grand Master Stephen J. Wyer leading the Oxford team, and Sir David Wootton, Assistant Grand Master heading the Cambridge crew. Six other crews took part in races on the River Severn on the day.

The 2022 Charity Regatta and Fun Day was held as part of the Worcestershire 2022 Festival Appeal, which aims to raise £2.2 million to the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) by its end.

First held in 2019, Worcestershire Freemasons hoped to make the regatta an annual event, but COVID-19 restrictions put a pause to that. However, anticipation for the event paid off, as this year’s event was the first to be opened up to the public and 50 per cent bigger than the previous one.

It’s a pleasure to be at this event and meet many Worcestershire Freemasons and their families and friends. We all had a great time despite the exceptional heat. On behalf of everyone at the MCF and those we support, I’d like to say thank you to the members of the Province and the event organisers for all they are doing to supporting the Worcestershire 2022 Festival

Harry Smith, Head of Communications, the MCF

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